Upcoming Events

Unravelling the best-kept secret in Physics A free workshop for science teachers during the British Science Week 2023 Geophysics is the application of physics to the Earth, and is shortlisted by the UK government as being a profession in high demand . Data collected both from the Earth’s surface and from space and the application…
22-28 June 2023: Campus Activities Free events in the School of Earth and Environment for A-level Geology students and their teachers. Planned activities include: Mineralogy 101 in our dedicated geology teaching space with hands in access to our world-class teaching collection and petrographic microscope resources. A tour of our Virtual World digital mapping tool and…

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Use spectrometers to explore the structure of the hydrogen atom and calculate the Rydberg constant. Suitable for chemistry, physics and maths A level students. This session is suitable for KS5 pupils For further information on Festival events and booking details, please click here
Learn about the most diverse ecosystem on earth and find out why plants need “dirt” to stay healthy. The workshop includes a hands on soil characterization laboratory. This session is suitable for KS4 pupils For further information on Festival events and booking details, please click here
How well do you know your bones? Look at the structure and properties of bones and their strengths and weaknesses to find out what real bones are like. Examine X-rays and learn how bone fractures and their behaviour can be used in forensic examinations. This session is suitable for KS3 pupils For further information on Festival events and booking details,…
A whistle stop tour of interactive STEM activities, with at least 20 different stalls of hands on science. Investigate the habitats of crayfish, find out about neurons, and look at how your heart rate changes during exercise – all in one room! This is a fun practical event for students and teachers alike. Early booking recommended! This session is suitable for KS3…
This session introduces students to how ultrasound can be used to solve medical problems. Rotating around several stations, they will have an opportunity to explore the anatomy of the upper limb and how imaging can be used to see under the skin. This workshop will highlight the need for maths, physics and computer science in understanding and developing the technology. This session…
A whistle stop tour of interactive STEM activities, with at least 20 different stalls of hands on science. Investigate the habitats of crayfish, find out about neurons, and look at how your heart rate changes during exercise – all in one room! This is a fun practical event for students and teachers alike. Early booking recommended! This session is suitable for KS2…
A whistle stop tour of interactive STEM activities, with at least 20 different stalls of hands on science. Investigate the habitats of crayfish, find out about neurons, and look at how your heart rate changes during exercise – all in one room! This is a fun practical event for students and teachers alike. Early booking recommended! This session is suitable for KS2…
Dinosaurs and volcanoes are popular subjects among children of primary school age, and are a good introduction to broader science topics. If you are a primary school teacher with no previous experience of earth sciences, this will give you the opportunity to learn about this fascinating subject, and to incorporate it into your teaching. This session is suitable for teachers. For further…
Learn how to make a water filter in this interactive lab session. Discover how to produce clean water using common materials and analyse the biology and chemistry of dirty water. Students will also explore the physical and chemical process of water treatment and discuss sustainable methods of purifying water in developing countries. This session is suitable for KS5 pupils For further information…
This computer-based practical session will introduce students to the ever-growing world of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The activity has been designed to integrate GIS technology with popular geography topics. Students will have the opportunity to use free, web-based GIS software to map real-time earthquake events and explore and visualise world development data, such as life expectancy, infant mortality and Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Students should be…